Voting for Top 100 DJs 2018 closes tomorrow 19th September at 23:59 pm BST.
Our annual poll is the definitive annual guide to the world's most popular DJs and is a living symbol of the strength of the global electronic music scene.
This year marks the poll’s 25th anniversary. Across its 24 previous winners the Top 100 DJs Poll has spanned the length and breadth of the electronic music sphere, from Carl Cox to Tiësto to David Guetta and Martin Garrix, proving that the poll is representative of the growth - or decline - of dance music scenes, reflecting the ebb and flow of genres as new sounds and scenes take hold and spread.
First launched in 1993 as an editorial list to celebrate the 100th edition of DJ Mag, the poll has grown exponentially into a global reference of a DJ’s popularity.
The first publicly-voted Top 100 DJs poll was back in 1997, and a fresh-faced 20-year-old Carl Cox scooped the No.1 award. What followed was a succession of newly crowned champions in Paul Oakenfold (2x), Sasha, John Digweed, Tiësto (3x), Paul van Dyk (2x), Armin van Buuren (5x), David Guetta, Hardwell (2x) and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - all of whom remain some of electronic music’s most successful DJs.
Fast-forward to the present day and the poll is spearheaded by a new two-time winner, and the undeniable face of a new generation of DJs, Martin Garrix – who was the youngest ever World’s No.1 DJ when he first took the crown in 2016!
For the second year, the world's biggest music poll will be in aid of international children’s organisation, UNICEF. We'll be working hard to raise funds and awareness throughout the voting process and awards parties, building on the £30,000 raised during 2017's poll.
Unicef works in more than 190 countries and ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. The money raised through The Top 100 DJs Poll will support Unicef to vaccinate children to protect them from deadly disease, provide life-saving food for malnourished children, train teachers and provide education, protect vulnerable children from violence and abuse and deliver humanitarian aid for children in danger from war and disaster around the world.
As part of the of fundraising initiatives planned for 2018 we'll be using the Top 100 DJs events and awards ceremony to raise donations for UNICEF, as well as giving voters an opportunity to enter a charity raffle, with prizes including an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) to attend the Top 100 DJs Awards Show and meet the World's No.1 DJ.
Speaking of last year's campaign, UNICEF UK Executive Director, Mike Penrose, said: “UNICEF UK is enormously grateful for the generosity of DJ Mag and its readers in donating more than £30,000 during last year’s Top 100 DJs Poll, and we are looking forward to working together to raise even more in 2018. The Top 100 DJs Poll is a cornerstone of the global dance music calendar and our partnership will raise vital funds to help save and change the lives of children in danger all around the world.”
The results of the poll will be announced on 21st October during a special awards ceremony at Amsterdam Music Festival in front of 35,000 fans, during the world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).
So far, over one million votes have been cast in this year’s poll, breaking previous records. Voting closes at 23:59 pm BST tomorrow 19th September. Don’t miss your last chance to vote in this year’s poll. You can have your say at top100djs.com.
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